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On behalf of UNICOM, we cordially invite you to participate at the Agile Leadership Summit 2018, scheduled to take place in Bangalore!

As leaders, we often put our teams and organizations first. We have a responsibility to foster continuous learning and improvement. And when we want to bring about change, the trick is introducing it in a way that is effective—not invasive—and lasting. If this were easy, it would not be called leading. So, join us at the Agile Leadership Summit to challenge yourself and increase your leadership mastery.



Our Speakers

  • Tathagat Varma

    ChinaSoft International

  • Dr. Pavan Soni

    Inflexion Point

  • Anand Murthy Raj

    Agile Spirit Pvt Ltd

  • Priyank Pathak

    Innovation Roots

  • Jaya Shrivastava

    Agile++

  • Rituparna Ghosh

    Wipro

  • Vinod Sankaranarayanan

    ThoughtWorks

  • Madhu Madhanan

    Wipro Limited

  • Subrahmaniam S.R.V

    Freelance Consultant

PROGRAM

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About Unicom

05mins

Tathagat Varma, Country Head and General Manager, ChinaSoft International

Topic Abstract

In recent years, scaling-up agility has become a significant challenges for organizations of all sizes, but more so for larger organizations. While agile frameworks and methodologies seems to work well at team level, scaling it up at an organization-level or at business-level still remains rather elusive. Recent scaling frameworks do provide a way to scale up team-level agile implementations for larger teams, but do they really provide true organizational agility? Is agility an emergent property of a system, or a fractal whose behaviour is “scale-free”? In this talk, we shall explore if there is a fractal nature of agility, and if yes, what does it mean for the organization

40mins

Dr. Pavan Soni, Founder, Inflexion Point

Topic Abstract

The cornerstone of great product development is a deep customer insight, and not necessarily advanced technologies. Some of the most desirable products, including WhatsApp, Paytm, Kindle, YouTube, and iPhone, have emerged from understanding the latent desires of the customers and offering them a never-before experience. Technology, then, is just an enabler. The talk sheds light on some advancements in the field of customer insighting, borrowing from the work on Design Thinking, and relating is to customer engagement and product development.

40mins

Anand Murthy Raj, Founder, Director Agile Spirit Pvt Ltd, Partner Blinklane Consulting and Gladwell Academy

Topic Abstract

One of the most respected and disciplined organisations in our country is our Armed Forces. Working in Army for eg is very same as working in an true agile organization. They need to deal with change in technology, change in business agility and change in goals and objectives . They constant need to improve and innovate to deal with more complex uncertainties and challenges. Inspite of all these challenges, The army is always ready and they always deliver the true Aility to the country. What are some of the principles they apply which we can apply on the corporate world and how leaders can build true agile organizations.

40mins

Rituparna Ghosh, General Manager, Wipro

Topic Abstract

“Individuals and Interactions” is a mantra of all practicing agilists. In the small teams we try to reflect this through increased communication and collaboration etc. However Coaches (and the organisation at large) are often challenges with getting people to change their mindset. To move away from the command and control mode (I say, you do), to a flatter organisation where Servant Leadership is key. across the organisation, people still have misgivings. The mindset change is easier than done. And till the time we continue to reward people for the wrong behaviours (individual success, building hierarchies etc.), we cannot hope to change the mindset of our teams. This session will focus on how People processes need to be changed to drive mindset change in a Digital world.

40mins

Vinod Sankaranarayanan, Project Delivery Head, ThoughtWorks

Topic Abstract

This article is focused at Senior Executives at large Enterprises who are struggling to obtain the benefits that Agile promises. A large part of the reason is because people often confuse Agile as a methodology and not so much as a cultural transformation. All Agile experts agree that cultural change is necessary in organisations for Agile to take root. And often the best people to bring out cultural changes in organisations is the top management. People look up to their Executives and learn from their behaviours. This talk focuses on 7 behaviours that Senior Executives can personally adopt as part of their regular office routine in order to drive change within their organisations. These are based on the speaker's experience working with a number of large Enterprise organisations struggling to make the Agile switch. These changes are quite straightforward and do not require changes to organisational policies or call for additional budgets.

30mins

Subrahmaniam S.R.V, Freelance Consultant

Topic Abstract

Typically leaders from a command and control set-up are used to "telling" style of leadership. This fits well within a predictable environment with detailed plans. In the context of the VUCA world we operate today, the role of Agile leaders would be to build capability to take decisions at team levels in alignment with overall organizational goals. This coaching style leadership would be about not giving away all the answers but instead asking the right questions and stimulate people to think on their own. The session would delve into this subject and how Agile and Coaching style leadership complement each other.

30mins

Priyank Pathak, Curator, Innovation Roots

Topic Abstract

Transformation is a critical decision for any enterprise and planning it strategically is important for success. This session is designed to guide the participants think and define a road map for transformation based on step by step process. Also it brings the insights about how the transformation fail incase focus is only on the outer parts and not on the core. Participants can learn about a proven transformation approach to Build Capabilities for delivering bottom line results.

30mins

Jaya Shrivastava, Founder, Coach & Trainer, Agile++

Topic Abstract

During the onset of software based technological advancement, it was argued whether the elephant can dance? This argument was later settled when the elephants are shown to be really dancing around.

However, change is the onlything that is constant and in today’s“Agile” environment, it’s just not enough to just dance unless it reflects on what we call as“Agile Moves / Forms”, where it requires continuous inspection and adoption, migrating leadership styles, and conquering new and relatively unknown frontiers emerging out of rapid changes.

We’re in an era where organisations are continuously exploring “Agile Moves”to effectively embrace new technologies and status quo disruptions, otherwise, the law of“survival of the fittest” will be brutal.

In this session, I intend to discuss three well known “Agile Moves/Forms”to make elephants dance, which is otherwise known Frameworks forScaling, they are LeSS,SAFe, and Scrum@Scale.

This session will explore the possibilities of using these frameworks to make elephants dance and understand where they help and how.

The session shall also have with interactive activities for better experience and understanding for participants.

30mins

Madhu Madhanan, Enterprise DevOps Coach, Wipro Limited

Topic Abstract

Building a culture of continuous delivery is key to successful adoption of DevOps. While there are sufficient references / tutorials / tools for the technology & processes in the industry , methods to building the culture is largely experimental. In this session , we will explore gamification principles and how game mechanics can be used influence the engineering teams to adopt DevOps as their new way of working. Gamification has been one of the few methods that can positively influence the team’s group dynamics and culture. We will cover some of the key components and implementation models of the “DevOps Adoption Game” and walk through a few examples

30mins

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Le Meridien Bangalore

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Le Meridien Bangalore 28, Sankey Rd,
Vasanth Nagar,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052

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